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Theater in Quarantine, a pandemic performance laboratory from writer, director, and performer Joshua William Gelb and choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin, announces a new series of live-streamed performances that push the boundaries of live performance inside the digital space. Running March 5–May 20, the season features new work by playwrights Liza Birkenmeier and Julia Izumi as well as a new adaptation of Tristan Tzara’s The Gas Heart that marks the centennial of the Dada masterpiece. Theater in Quarantine’s Spring 2021 season also includes new and continued partnerships with CultureHubCulturalDCLa Mama, and New Georges. New works premiere on Thursday at 7pm and 9pm ET every three weeks at www.youtube.com/theaterinquarantine.
Running March 5–April 5CulturalDC’s Mobile Arts Program presents a video installation by Theater in Quarantine of four works projected onto the exterior lobby windows of CulturalDC’s Source Theatre, located at 1835 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20009.
Playwright Liza Birkenmeier, whose 2019 play, Dr. Ride’s American Beach House, was a New York Times critic’s pick, premieres Honestly Sincere on March 16. In 2002, a teenager accesses a supernatural Nokia; the erotic danger of humiliation might be the only thing more powerful than a phone.
On April 9, Gelb premieres his new adaptation of Tristan Tzara’s The Gas Heart. This Dada masterpiece is celebrating its centennial this year.
The venerable New Georges has commissioned a new work by Julia Izumi that premieres on April 29 in a co-production with Theater in Quarantine.
La MaMa and CultureHub have commissioned a new play as part of their Experiments in Digital Storytelling program which they will co-produce with Theatre in Quarantine. The commission premieres on May 20 and builds on the organizations’ previous collaborations and support of Pulitzer-prize finalist Madeleine George’s Mute Swan and Obie award-winner Scott R. Sheppard’s Blood Meal.
La Mama and CultureHub have commissioned a new play as part of their Experiments in Digital Storytelling program that they will co-produce with Theatre in Quarantine. The commission premieres on May 20 and builds on the organizations’ previous collaborations and support of Pulitzer-prize finalist  Madeleine George’s Mute Swan and Obie award-winner Scott R. Sheppard’s Blood Meal,
The complete archive of original works by Theater in Quarantine is available for free at www.youtube.com/theaterinquarantine. Please visit www.theaterinquarantine.com for more information.